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Latin America clamors for abortion rights

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thousands of women took to the streets of Latin America to demand their right to abortion, a practice banned in most countries in the region and for which hundreds of women are serving prison sentences under draconian laws.

With banners reading "legal abortion now" or "right to decide" and green scarves characteristic of the global movement in favor of decriminalizing abortion, the demonstrators raised their voices in El Salvador, Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Colombia.


In El Salvador, whose legislation prohibits abortion in all circumstances and establishes penalties of up to eight years in prison . . .

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